Nokia DC-18 external charger is alien design: modern, simplistic, compact
0. phoneArena 09 May 2013, 03:18 posted on
Disgruntled with uninspiring designs in the land of Android (cough, Samsung), the newly unveiled Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger DC-18 looks like alien technology…
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1. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
Nice, Nokia are bringing back more accessories, means more they're making more! Can't wait for the rest of the week and the end of year flagship!
17. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I'm in instant love with this charger!! Will buy one when they release it :))
35. akki20892 (Posts: 3798; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
wow nokia looks really cool, unique, bright and colorful. one thing i like about this charger is that showing us battery status with light.
keep it up nokia.....!!!
2. cezarepc (Posts: 674; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Nice design. The retractable cord is a very nice touch.
20. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
you'll see it as well..first remove that fanboy glass ....
3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
really don't see the point in external charger. Buying a second battery (if its removable) is most likely cheaper and defiantly more efficient. Example: your phone is dead and need for more battery for an important hour long business call.
Extra Battery: no problem. swap the batteries and off you go.
External charger : plug it in then you have to wait for enough charge to from external into internal battery, then you have a phone in which you have to hold both battery and phone
8. user996 (Posts: 213; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
u have not removable battery what u do now?
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Don't buy phones without removable battery?
22. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
oh fanboys... why are you people crying...
most of the Lumias batteries cannot be removed.. i guess some HTCs as well... it will help them...
we don't need your advice on what to buy and what not...
you don't find it useful ..please don't buy it.. isn't that simple...
32. -box- (Posts: 3978; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Tablets font have removable batteries either, and while this wouldn't power a tablet for long, it would give enough juice to finish some tasks. Same for anything else that takes a micro USB charger.
14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
External charger or power bank is the better option - it can charge ANY phone; a specific battery is only compatible with a specific phone. And it's a big hassle to shut down the phone and pry open the back cover to swap the battery when u can keep the phone running and charge it externally. Some third party power banks have over 10,000 mAh capacity, investing in such powerbanks is a better idea.
16. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
If u have a second battery it means it will cover the backup of that specific phone. But this charger is universal, u can charge anything with this one which can be charged by usb. So anyone having two phone can charge both of them without any compatibility problem.
26. lovefist (unregistered)
external chargers for me is a must especially in today's smartphones.
please please, before you downvote or throw out the idea.. try it first dude.
ive been using external battery banks since i bought my first android. and you know what, i can buy any phone i like aesthetically and I don't have to worry about a phone's battery capacity and skip on buying it.
these things are so small yet very useful.
28. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1154; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
oh look your phone is on 50% plug it in external because you can since you will be having a long business call later
4. sapibuntinx (Posts: 55; Member since: 08 May 2013)
samsung will made a clone of this too next week :p
9. jibraihimi (Posts: 718; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
And it would be called 'Galaxy S charger'
29. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Sorry if was reading ur comment fast n it sounded like "Galaxy A$$ charger" ROFL ROFL..
5. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
Very cool. I like the retractable cable. The only drawback for me would be the 1750mah capacity since most powerbanks hold way more than that. Could have at least been 2200 but hey, if its priced properly then why not,
6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1486; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
1750 mAh ? i think you might be able to get a 5000 mAh cell for the cost
33. -box- (Posts: 3978; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Agreed, but style and functionality (cable and power display) over capacity, I guess. I hope Nokia comes out with one like this in a.larger size, say 10K mAh
15. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
At only 65gm its fantastic, And its universal, we can use it in any phone, This is a accessory that's actually very useful and great looking.
19. Credo (Posts: 720; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
To bad it is only 1750 :( i have the DC16 battery, 2000 mAh, even that is a little to less for my Lumia 920 :(
24. mydi.maus (unregistered)
31. -box- (Posts: 3978; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Wish the capacity were higher and the corners more Lumia-esque, but retractable cord and battery status built in are brilliant, better than the cylindrical DC-16 (I think) I was looking at getting.
37. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
What kind of iPhone is this Lumnia Phone ...?
I have never seen one..
Where can I get it?
39. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
"isgruntled with uninspiring designs in the land of Android (cough, Samsung)"
just love this!!
and finally a powerbank made by nokia!